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General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Massachusetts for 2019

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The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

Under the GS payscale, an employee's base pay depends on two factors - the GS Paygrade of their job, and the Paygrade Step they have achieved (depending on seniority or performance). This base pay is then modified based on a "Locality Pay Adjustment", which adjusts the GS payscale based on cost-of-living in different areas within the United States.

Massachusetts has one or more Locality Pay Adjustment areas with special locality pay adjustment rates. This page lists the locality-adjusted yearly GS pay scales for each area, with starting pay for a GS-1 broken down by county in the interactive map. For a detailed calculation of your pay as a GS employee in Massachusetts, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA

The HARTFORD-WEST HARTFORD, CT-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Hartford and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.87% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$24,547$25,369$26,186$26,997$27,814$28,291$29,098$29,912$29,944$30,706
GS-2$27,600$28,257$29,171$29,944$30,281$31,171$32,062$32,952$33,843$34,733
GS-3$30,114$31,118$32,122$33,126$34,130$35,134$36,138$37,142$38,146$39,149
GS-4$33,806$34,933$36,059$37,185$38,312$39,438$40,564$41,691$42,817$43,943
GS-5$37,823$39,084$40,344$41,604$42,865$44,125$45,385$46,646$47,906$49,166
GS-6$42,161$43,567$44,973$46,379$47,785$49,191$50,597$52,003$53,409$54,815
GS-7$46,852$48,414$49,976$51,538$53,100$54,661$56,223$57,785$59,347$60,909
GS-8$51,887$53,616$55,346$57,075$58,805$60,534$62,264$63,993$65,722$67,452
GS-9$57,310$59,220$61,129$63,039$64,949$66,859$68,769$70,679$72,589$74,498
GS-10$63,112$65,215$67,318$69,421$71,524$73,627$75,730$77,834$79,937$82,040
GS-11$69,339$71,650$73,962$76,274$78,586$80,898$83,210$85,522$87,834$90,146
GS-12$83,108$85,879$88,650$91,420$94,191$96,962$99,732$102,503$105,274$108,045
GS-13$98,827$102,120$105,414$108,708$112,002$115,296$118,590$121,884$125,178$128,472
GS-14$116,783$120,676$124,570$128,463$132,356$136,249$140,142$144,035$147,929$151,822
GS-15$137,369$141,948$146,526$151,105$155,684$160,263$164,841$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*

The Hartford locality pay rate also applies to Chicopee, Springfield, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Hartford GS locality include Westover Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME

The BOSTON-WORCESTER-PROVIDENCE, MA-RI-NH-ME General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Boston and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 28.27% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$24,433$25,251$26,064$26,871$27,685$28,159$28,962$29,773$29,805$30,563
GS-2$27,472$28,126$29,035$29,805$30,140$31,026$31,912$32,799$33,685$34,571
GS-3$29,974$30,973$31,973$32,972$33,971$34,970$35,969$36,969$37,968$38,967
GS-4$33,649$34,770$35,891$37,012$38,133$39,254$40,376$41,497$42,618$43,739
GS-5$37,647$38,902$40,156$41,411$42,665$43,920$45,174$46,429$47,683$48,938
GS-6$41,965$43,364$44,764$46,163$47,563$48,962$50,361$51,761$53,160$54,560
GS-7$46,634$48,188$49,743$51,298$52,852$54,407$55,962$57,516$59,071$60,626
GS-8$51,645$53,367$55,088$56,810$58,531$60,252$61,974$63,695$65,416$67,138
GS-9$57,043$58,944$60,845$62,746$64,647$66,548$68,449$70,350$72,251$74,152
GS-10$62,818$64,911$67,004$69,098$71,191$73,284$75,378$77,471$79,565$81,658
GS-11$69,016$71,317$73,618$75,919$78,220$80,521$82,823$85,124$87,425$89,726
GS-12$82,721$85,479$88,237$90,995$93,753$96,510$99,268$102,026$104,784$107,542
GS-13$98,366$101,645$104,924$108,202$111,481$114,759$118,038$121,316$124,595$127,874
GS-14$116,240$120,115$123,990$127,865$131,740$135,615$139,490$143,365$147,240$151,115
GS-15$136,729$141,287$145,844$150,402$154,959$159,517$164,074$166,500*$166,500*$166,500*

The Boston locality pay rate also applies to Boston, Cambridge, Lowell, Worcester, Bedford, Devens, Natick, Sandwich, Woods Hole, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Boston GS locality include Hanscom Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA

The ALBANY-SCHENECTADY, NY-MA General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Albany and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 17.19% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,322$23,070$23,813$24,550$25,293$25,727$26,460$27,201$27,230$27,923
GS-2$25,099$25,696$26,527$27,230$27,536$28,346$29,156$29,965$30,775$31,585
GS-3$27,385$28,298$29,211$30,124$31,037$31,950$32,862$33,775$34,688$35,601
GS-4$30,742$31,767$32,791$33,815$34,839$35,864$36,888$37,912$38,936$39,961
GS-5$34,395$35,541$36,688$37,834$38,980$40,126$41,272$42,418$43,564$44,710
GS-6$38,340$39,618$40,897$42,176$43,454$44,733$46,011$47,290$48,568$49,847
GS-7$42,606$44,026$45,446$46,867$48,287$49,707$51,128$52,548$53,968$55,389
GS-8$47,184$48,757$50,330$51,902$53,475$55,048$56,620$58,193$59,766$61,338
GS-9$52,116$53,852$55,589$57,326$59,063$60,799$62,536$64,273$66,010$67,746
GS-10$57,391$59,304$61,217$63,129$65,042$66,954$68,867$70,779$72,692$74,604
GS-11$63,054$65,156$67,259$69,361$71,464$73,566$75,668$77,771$79,873$81,976
GS-12$75,576$78,095$80,615$83,135$85,654$88,174$90,693$93,213$95,733$98,252
GS-13$89,869$92,865$95,860$98,856$101,851$104,846$107,842$110,837$113,833$116,828
GS-14$106,199$109,739$113,279$116,820$120,360$123,900$127,441$130,981$134,521$138,062
GS-15$124,919$129,082$133,246$137,410$141,574$145,737$149,901$154,065$158,229$162,393
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Rest of Massachusetts

Any federal employees in Massachusetts who do not live in an area for which a specific Locality Pay Adjustment has been set will receive the generic "Rest of the United States" locality pay adjustment of 15.67% (shown in the table below).

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$22,033$22,771$23,504$24,232$24,965$25,393$26,117$26,848$26,877$27,561
GS-2$24,773$25,363$26,183$26,877$27,179$27,978$28,778$29,577$30,376$31,175
GS-3$27,030$27,931$28,832$29,733$30,634$31,535$32,436$33,337$34,238$35,139
GS-4$30,344$31,355$32,366$33,377$34,388$35,398$36,409$37,420$38,431$39,442
GS-5$33,949$35,080$36,212$37,343$38,474$39,605$40,737$41,868$42,999$44,130
GS-6$37,843$39,105$40,367$41,628$42,890$44,152$45,414$46,676$47,938$49,200
GS-7$42,053$43,455$44,857$46,259$47,661$49,063$50,465$51,866$53,268$54,670
GS-8$46,572$48,125$49,677$51,229$52,781$54,334$55,886$57,438$58,991$60,543
GS-9$51,440$53,154$54,868$56,582$58,297$60,011$61,725$63,439$65,153$66,868
GS-10$56,647$58,535$60,423$62,310$64,198$66,086$67,973$69,861$71,749$73,637
GS-11$62,236$64,311$66,386$68,462$70,537$72,612$74,687$76,762$78,837$80,912
GS-12$74,596$77,082$79,569$82,056$84,543$87,030$89,517$92,004$94,491$96,978
GS-13$88,704$91,660$94,617$97,573$100,530$103,486$106,443$109,400$112,356$115,313
GS-14$104,821$108,316$111,810$115,304$118,799$122,293$125,788$129,282$132,776$136,271
GS-15$123,298$127,408$131,518$135,628$139,737$143,847$147,957$152,067$156,176$160,286
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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $166,500, which is the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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